BGU Robert Grosseteste Lecture What’s it all for? Grosseteste on the Liberal Arts and Education, then and now.

    October 09, 2019 16:00
    Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln
    Free

    One of Robert Grosseteste’s earliest treatises was his foundational one on theLiberal Arts, in which he laid out what he saw as the purpose of what we would call Further and Higher Education – the arts and sciences alike. He went on to become one of Oxford’s most famous lecturers and also a bishop with an energetic programme of lay education in Lincoln Diocese – and his treatise went on to have an interesting afterlife inspiring interest in lay education in the times of Wycliffe and then Chaucer. This year’s lecture will take us on that journey and then wonder with us at whether it has something to say to us too in an age when the purpose of education seems to be being hollowed out and the bigger picture is in peril.

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